ReConnect Driver

  • VO79035


Description

ReConnect supports lonely and isolated older adults across rural Clydesdale with a variety of interventions aimed at increasing confidence, self-esteem and social networks. Many of their older people are unable to travel to the clubs and activities they used to attend due to lack of public transport or not feeling safe or confident enough to use either public transport or taxi due health and mobility challenges. As a result they become lonely and cut off from friends and activities they used to enjoy.

Responsibilities will include:

  • To complete necessary training as required
  • To collect an older person, support them in and out of the car and drop them off at their chosen venue
  • To either wait with the older person at their chosen venue or return to collect them at the agreed time
  • To ensure the safe return of an older person to their home
  • Record and report any concerns, accidents and incidents immediately to the Project Worker
  • To attend ReConnect Volunteer and Review Meetings
  • To abide by the General Volunteer Agreement and adhere to Healthy Valleys policies

Organisation aims and objectives

Healthy Valleys is a community led health improvement organisation located in rural South Lanarkshire which aims to promote health and well being opportunities in order to reduce health inequalities.

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2 - 3 hours per week/fortnight Flexible to suit

Restrictions

Volunteers must be 21yrs or over. PVG Check and references will be required.
Experience required: Volunteers must be reliable, caring and supportive, patient, respect others, able to motivate older people and communicate with them effectively, non-judgemental and ensure confidentiality at all times. Experience of working and engaging with older people and good knowledge of age related condition such as mental health, addictions or dementia is preferred however not essential.
Travel details: Various locations across Clydesdale
Minimum age: 21

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Out of pocket expenses and travel expenses/mileage will be reimbursed.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 18 days ago